9.0 spontaneously reboots

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Tue Mar 13 10:32:17 UTC 2012

On 13/03/2012 09:08, Da Rock wrote:
> On 03/13/12 19:11, Edward M. wrote:
>> On 03/13/2012 01:59 AM, Volodymyr Kostyrko wrote:

>>> I already moved from Kingston to Hynix with no luck. Next guess
>>> points is motherboard problem (as memory is separated between
>>> processors) or processor problem. I'll gonna pop one processor out
>>> Leaving all memory on another one. 

>>    I had a motherboard that was also rebooting constantly, it turned
>> out, it was suffering from capacitor plague.
>>    I suggest to inspect each capacitor for any signs of leak and for
>> broken traces.

> I have to agree. I've seen this behaviour also on other systems and OS.

Yes.  A replacement motherboard would be my next step too.  While bad
capacitors are a fairly common cause, it can be due to other reasons: a
crack in one of the traces or a dry-soldered joint that breaks
electrical connection because of the effects of thermal expansion, or
even the extra vibration when the fans go to full power or even when
there is a lot of disk IO activity.



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